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685 The Horsley Drive | Smithfield, Sydney, New South Wales 2164, Australia
02 9729 1155
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Saturday
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Valentine's Day eve

Nothing special from the outside, but inside was amazing, with beautifully set tables, and well dressed waiters. The food was spectacular, with the stuffed zucchini flowers and garlic pizza a favourite for entrée. We waited an HOUR AND A HALF for two medium rare steaks, which were wonderfully... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
IcepickSamurai
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Nothing special from the outside, but inside was amazing, with beautifully set tables, and well dressed waiters. The food was spectacular, with the stuffed zucchini flowers and garlic pizza a favourite for entrée. We waited an HOUR AND A HALF for two medium rare steaks, which were wonderfully cooked, although sauces and side salads were $6-$14... each. The beer on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Large portions using fresh ingredients make Candelori's probably the best restaurant in the Smithfield area. The refurbished decor is very pleasant also. Although a little expensive the menu is extensive mostly Italian. Good seafood, pasta and wood fire pizza. Wine list is very good with some fine Italian wines. Service is good, not refined but prompt, accommodating and attentive.

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Thredbo Village, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Family dinner for 12. Fathers 80th birthday. Lovely atmosphere and beautiful elegant decor. Everything about this place is huge except the service which was ok. The menu is ridiculous. It's an essay that's longwinded. Same with the wine list. I think they were trying to be impressive but lost focus as there is way too much selection. Not a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband and I are frequant gowers and its always the best service, great food and atmosphere. A little expensive but worth it.

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Parramatta, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My family and I visited Candelori's in October last year for a family celebration and we were very disappointed with the service. We decided to return a couple of weeks ago to see if our experience would be better, as we had thoroughly enjoyed the food. I'm pleased to say that the service was excellent, as was the food. We'll... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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159 reviews 159 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The food was excellent (I recommend the deep fried soft shelled crab entree) but boy, did the dishes come at a cost. Worth at least one visit, for those who don't mind an occasional splurge.

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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Sadly disappointed - everyone here have "Delusion of Grandeur" - it's not that great. Ordinary food and service to match. Ordered a chicken breast in a cream sauce, queried if the avocado was in the sauce as I'd prefer, no avocado - I was told - "Sir, if you don't want the avocado the chef won't change the menu" so... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have been here many times, we have tried nearly everything on the menu and it is delicious. The only downfall is the wait between dishes, it has often been about 30 mins. The price is comparable to city prices, but that is also reflected in the food. Dessert could do with fresher dishes and more variety as they haven't... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great food and wine and ambience - a taste of Italy in the west of Sydney. Been going here for years and the authentic italian food is sensational . my only beef is that the cost of dining has gone through the roof.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

What a place! A little word for warning, there's a car park out the back with plenty of space if street parking isn't your thing. Don't worry if you go through the back door and its unmanned, I thought I wasn't supposed to go through there was apparently you can! The service was exquisite, an empty plate or glass was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 685 The Horsley Drive | Smithfield, Sydney, New South Wales 2164, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 02 9729 1155

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?